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TREMAYNE: Did the Australian GP create fresh hope or just a false horizon for Mercedes and Ferrari?

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David Tremayne
Ferrari's Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc (R) and Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton drive

Statistically, the Australian GP looked pretty good for Mercedes, with Lewis Hamilton finishing just 0.1s adrift of first-time Down Under winner Max Verstappen. A bit like the old times of 2021 before the Silver Arrows lost their mojo, if you just read the result on paper.

But, of course, the outcome of a chaotic race which was red flagged a record three times was skewed further when it ultimately ended behind the Safety Car.



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